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Finance Associate

Company: Legends
Location: Tinley Park
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Finance Associate LEGENDS Founded in 2008, Legends is a holistic experiential services agency with more than 1,500 full-time and 30,000 seasonal team members globally. Legends has five divisions operating worldwide - Global Planning, Global Sales, Hospitality, Global Merchandise, and Global Technology Solutions - offering clients and partners a 360-degree platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment. THE ROLE The Finance Associate will assist the Finance Manager and Regional Director of Finance with executing all accounting functions at this specific venue. These functions will include, but are not limited to, establishing and maintaining accounting principles (GAAP), practices, policies and procedures. The Finance Associate will assist in the preparation and evaluation of daily, weekly, and monthly financial operating reports, and present findings and recommendations to the Finance Manager. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Reconcile general ledgers, post journal entries, and assist with the preparation of financial statements * Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliation for assigned general ledger accounts and balance sheets * Reviewing receivables for accuracy with the ability to resolve any variances * Perform variance and trend analysis versus plans as well as previous years * Daily reconciliation of cash and credit card transactions * Assist with the inventory process and perform in-depth cost of goods analysis * Prepare schedules for year-end audit for independent external auditors. Research issues, clarify information, and prepare supporting data. * Provide assistance in the budgeting process * Build tools, reports, and performance dashboards and KPI's for Finance Executive Team as needed * Look for opportunities to innovate and redefine processes and procedures for both efficacy and efficiency * Partner with IT to implement new tools and systems that allow the business to work smarter, quicker, and more efficiently while simultaneously delivering more insights to Business Leads * Develop and coordinate automated accounting applications and processes * Perform other duties as assigned by management QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty above at the highest levels. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. * Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and/or Finance * 1-3 years of experience * Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and other MS Office software required * Strong knowledge of the General Ledger * Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines * Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail essential * Must be analytical, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline oriented environment * Must be a self-starter with the ability to work well independently with minor supervision * Must be flexible to work extended hours due to business requirements including late nights, weekends, and holidays * Previous experience in sports or hospitality a plus! COMPENSATION Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan. Legends is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic information.

Keywords: Legends, Tinley Park , Finance Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Tinley Park, Illinois

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